2020 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Demographics

Functional Disability Status*

View results for a demographic group:
Select a different topic:
View results for a different geographical area:
  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 5,615 1,655 27.7 26.2-29.1 3,960 72.3 70.9-73.8
GENDER
Male 2,532 704 26.4 24.3-28.6 1,828 73.6 71.4-75.7
Female 3,083 951 28.8 26.9-30.9 2,132 71.2 69.1-73.1
RACE/ETHNICITY
Non-Hispanic White 3,604 1,084 28.8 27.1-30.7 2,520 71.2 69.3-72.9
Non-Hispanic Black 1,029 308 26.5 23.2-30.1 721 73.5 69.9-76.8
Non-Hispanic Am Indian 149 62 37.4 28.4-47.4 87 62.6 52.6-71.6
Non-Hispanic Multiracial 100 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Non-Hispanic Other 108 16 15.9 8.4-28.0 92 84.1 72.0-91.6
Hispanic 517 111 22.3 18.2-27.1 406 77.7 72.9-81.8
AGE
18-34 1,124 193 18.8 16.2-21.6 931 81.2 78.4-83.8
35-44 777 137 18.9 15.6-22.8 640 81.1 77.2-84.4
45-54 895 216 22.2 19.1-25.7 679 77.8 74.3-80.9
55-64 1,012 328 32.3 28.7-36.0 684 67.7 64.0-71.3
65-74 1,034 400 40.6 36.8-44.4 634 59.4 55.6-63.2
75+ 663 357 53.6 48.5-58.6 306 46.4 41.4-51.5
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 512 249 49.7 44.2-55.2 263 50.3 44.8-55.8
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,425 499 30.9 28.1-33.9 926 69.1 66.1-71.9
Some Post-H.S. 1,554 524 28.3 25.8-31.0 1,030 71.7 69.0-74.2
College Graduate 2,105 378 14.2 12.7-15.9 1,727 85.8 84.1-87.3
FUNCTIONAL DISABILITY
Yes 1,655 1,655 100 . - . *** *** ***
No 3,960 *** *** *** 3,960 100 . - .
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 735 292 37.5 33.3-42.0 443 62.5 58.0-66.7
Non-Veteran 4,873 1,361 26.3 24.8-27.9 3,512 73.7 72.1-75.2
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Employed or Self-Employed 2,944 474 15.8 14.3-17.5 2,470 84.2 82.5-85.7
Unemployed 340 107 31.7 25.6-38.5 233 68.3 61.5-74.4
Retired 1,524 675 45.9 42.7-49.2 849 54.1 50.8-57.3
Unable to Work 414 329 79.3 73.9-83.9 85 20.7 16.1-26.1
Other not in Labor Force 355 66 18.2 13.9-23.5 289 81.8 76.5-86.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 400 228 51.6 44.9-58.2 172 48.4 41.8-55.1
$15,000- 24,999 760 316 41.1 36.6-45.7 444 58.9 54.3-63.4
$25,000- 34,999 463 172 34.2 29.0-39.9 291 65.8 60.1-71.0
$35,000- 49,999 645 185 28.5 24.3-33.1 460 71.5 66.9-75.7
$50,000-74,999 683 179 24.8 21.1-28.9 504 75.2 71.1-78.9
$75,000+ 1,546 219 12.3 10.5-14.4 1,327 87.7 85.6-89.5
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,118 356 30.3 27.0-33.8 762 69.7 66.2-73.0
POVERTY LEVEL1
Less than 50% 162 71 40.3 31.4-49.8 91 59.7 50.2-68.6
50% to 100% 514 246 45.9 40.2-51.7 268 54.1 48.3-59.8
101% to 150% 577 236 40.9 35.8-46.2 341 59.1 53.8-64.2
151% to 200% 489 172 30.9 26.1-36.2 317 69.1 63.8-73.9
More than 200% 2,729 570 18.7 17.1-20.6 2,159 81.3 79.4-82.9
Don't know/Not sure or Refused 1,118 356 30.3 27.0-33.8 762 69.7 66.2-73.0
HOUSING
Own 3,712 1,037 27.0 25.2-28.8 2,675 73.0 71.2-74.8
Rent 1,464 471 29.3 26.6-32.2 993 70.7 67.8-73.4
Other arrangement 393 142 30.1 24.7-36.0 251 69.9 64.0-75.3
RURAL-URBAN RESIDENT2
Urban 1,701 387 21.9 19.7-24.4 1,314 78.1 75.6-80.3
Regional City or Suburban County 1,536 460 28.0 25.4-30.8 1,076 72.0 69.2-74.6
Rural 2,378 808 32.9 30.4-35.4 1,570 67.1 64.6-69.6
NC DEPT OF COMMERCE COUNTY TIER3
Most Distressed Counties (Tier 1) 1,571 562 32.3 29.5-35.2 1,009 67.7 64.8-70.5
Less Distressed Counties (Tier 2) 1,729 514 30.5 27.8-33.4 1,215 69.5 66.6-72.2
Least Distressed Counties (Tier 3) 2,315 579 23.4 21.4-25.5 1,736 76.6 74.5-78.6
CDC SOCIAL VULNERABILITY INDEX4
1st Quartile - Least Vulnerable 1,752 477 25.4 23.1-27.9 1,275 74.6 72.1-76.9
2nd Quartile 1,492 425 27.5 24.8-30.4 1,067 72.5 69.6-75.2
3rd Quartile 1,567 476 29.0 26.3-31.9 1,091 71.0 68.1-73.7
4th Quartile - Most Vulnerable 804 277 31.2 27.0-35.7 527 68.8 64.3-73.0

Back to Demographics.

*Functional disability status (Yes) is defined by an affirmative response to at least one of the six functional disability items in the Demographics section. See the BRFSS Technical Notes for details.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2020 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

1Based on 2020 U.S Census Bureau poverty threshold incomes. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

2Based on U.S Census Bureau population estimates at the county level. Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

3NC Dept. of Commerce County Tier Classification, based on respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

4Quartile of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index
(https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/placeandhealth/svi/index.html) for respondentís county of residence.
Please see the BRFSS 2020 Annual Results Technical Notes for details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

BRFSS Home | Annual Questionnaires | Technical Notes

This page was generated on 30AUG21.

SCHS Home | FAQs | Contacts